Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday June 30 addressed the nation in his second series of radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" that resumed almost a month after the PM returned to power. PM Modi expressed his concern about the water problem in the country and shared the importance of the new Jal Shakti Ministry. He urged the people to make water conservation a national movement.
Speaking on his program, PM Modi made three request to the people of the country while highlighting the problem of water in the nation. He appealed to the people of the country to create awareness on water conservation and said that people should revive the traditional method of water conservation. He also added that people should share about the organisations or NGOs which work towards water conservation.
He also shared that he had written to village heads across India and had urged them to share water conservation methods and had told them to popularise and regularise the water conservation methods. Playing a record of his conversation with a village head of Lupang Panchayat, Katkamsandi, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, the Prime Minister showed how enthusiatic and dedicated people are to save water.
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The PM had last spoken on the radio programme in the episode which aired in February this year. He had expressed confidence of the BJP-led NDA's victory in the Lok Sabha elections and said the programme will return after the polls.
On June 15, Modi said the programme was going to resume on June 30 at 11:00 am in a tweet.
"30th June, Sunday at 11:00 AM...We will meet once again, thanks to the radio, share joy, positivity and celebrate the collective strength of 130 crore Indians. I am sure you have lots to say for #MannKiBaat. Share it on the NaMo App Open Forum," PM Modi had tweeted.